God has wrapped you tightly in His presence. You are secure, not in jeopardy. The things coming at you at this moment cannot breech His love or His purpose for your life.
When both of our children were born the hospital staff wrapped them tightly in a baby blanket. When I held my firstborn, our daughter, Anna, I told Jan, “She looks like a little burrito with a face!” I still have that image in my mind after so many years. Just the other day, I asked Jan why the wrapping was done and she told me it had to do with making the baby feel secure.
In times of intense struggle, God will wrap a believer so tightly in His presence they will feel immovable. Some have mistakenly interpreted this restricted place as something negative. They fought against it, struggling to get free missing the deep sense of rest and peace being offered.
The greatest personal advancement can take place when we feel the most restricted. In these times when God births us into something new and unfamiliar we experience feelings and emotions similar to a newborn outside the mother’s womb for the first time. Like a newborn that feels the assuring pressure of a swaddling blanket, a believer who knows they are wrapped in the presence of God will experience a peace and assurance that only comes from knowing they are never left unwrapped and vulnerable.
“Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.” Psalm 33:22